Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, near Aachen, Germany has announced the appointment of Dr Felix Grawert as a new member of its executive board (to assume the position on 1 October or earlier).
Both Dr Schulte and Dr Grawert will jointly share the responsibilities of the executive board and will execute the corporate strategy.
Kim Schindelhauer will resume the position of chairman of the supervisory board and will closely support the firm’s strategy projects.
Grawert joins Aixtron from Infineon Technologies, which he joined in 2013, heading the product segment of High Voltage Conversion. Before that, he worked for eight years at McKinsey & Company, managing industrial projects mainly from the high-tech and semiconductor areas. Grawert has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
“With Dr Grawert, we have found a personality who combines technical intellect with entrepreneurial instinct,” comments CEO Kim Schindelhauer. “We are convinced that Dr Grawert, together with Dr Schulte, will actively shape Aixtron’s strategy to successfully develop Aixtron’s portfolio of future technologies and exploit their respective revenue potential.”